The latest report by a UK oversight body set up to evaluation Chinese networking giant Huawei’s approach to security has dialled up pressure on the company, giving a damning assessment of what it describes as “serious and systematic defects” in its software engineering and cyber security competence. Although the report falls short of calling for […]View More UK report blasts Huawei for network security incompetence
Well this is extremely satisfying.
A new report from OpenSignal has found that AT&T’s “5G Evolution” (“5G E”) actually delivers slower service than Verizon’s and T-Mobile’s advanced LTE network. The report, released Friday, provides some hard dat…
Verizon today announced the launch details of its first standards-based 5G wireless service. Starting on April 11 5G will be available throughout areas of Chicago and Minneapolis. Current subscribers can expect to pay an additional $10 a month for access, and at launch, the only supported device is the Motorola Z3 with the 5G Moto […]View More Verizon’s 5G to launch first in Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11
The U.S. government is threatening to reduce the amount of intelligence it shares with Germany if Huawei wins a contract to build the country’s next-generation 5G network. That’s the takeaway from a letter sent by the U.S. ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, to Germany’s economics minister, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. Grenell, appointed […]View More US threatens to reduce intelligence sharing if Germany doesn’t ban Huawei
Huawei has decided to go on the legal offence against the United States government after defending itself against alleged espionage and bank frauds linked to American sanctions on Iran. During a press conference late Wednesday, Huawei announced that it has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government, arguing that a ban on the use of […]View More Huawei is suing the US government over ‘unconstitutional’ equipment ban
5G kit maker Huawei opened a Cyber Security Transparency center in Brussels yesterday as the Chinese tech giant continues to try to neutralize suspicion in Western markets that its networking gear could be used for espionage by the Chinese state. Huawei announced its plan to open a European transparency center last year but giving a […]View More Huawei opens a cybersecurity transparency center in the heart of Europe
This year’s Mobile World Congress — the CES for Android device makers — was awash with 5G handsets. The world’s No.1 smartphone seller by marketshare, Samsung, got out ahead with a standalone launch event in San Francisco, showing off two 5G devices, just before fast-following Android rivals popped out their own 5G phones at launch […]View More 5G phones are here but there’s no rush to upgrade
BARCELONA—Neville Ray always gives it to me straight. T-Mobile’s CTO has been struggling with when the company’s 5G network is going to launch, giving some mixed signals that led to some confusion.
“We’d like to do something in the first half [of 2019],” Ray said. “We’re still trialing and experimenting.”
The reason for the date confusion has to do with spectrum licenses and chipset availability. During the first half of the year, the only cell phone chips available won’t support T-Mobile’s long-range 600MHz network. But they will support its limited 28GHz, short-range millimeter-wave spectrum holdings. Read more…View More T-Mobile pledges unlimited 5G, aims at first half of 2019
Earlier this week, at MWC Barcelona, BMW announced its newest in-car AI initiative: BMW Natural Interaction. The idea here is to use cameras, microphones and other sensors in the car to allow you to have more natural interactions with the car, either through voice or gestures. The marquee feature here is the ability to point […]View More BMW continues to bet on the (Azure) cloud
Today at MWC Barcelona OnePlus CEO Pete Lau unveiled an initiative to spur apps for 5G networks. The timing is right, too. With 5G launching around the world this year, carriers, phone makers and consumers alike have yet to develop a killer app for the massive increase of speed provided by 5G. Basically, OnePlus is […]View More OnePlus, EE and Qualcomm puts a call out for 5G apps
Huawei’s rotating chairman Guo Ping kicked off a keynote speech this morning at the world’s biggest mobile industry tradeshow with a wry joke. “There has never been more interest in Huawei,” he told delegates at Mobile World Congress. “We must be doing something right!” The Chinese company is seeking to dispel suspicion around the security […]View More Huawei: “The US security accusation of our 5G has no evidence. Nothing.”
The 5G game is afoot!
Sprint announced Monday that its 5G network is live, and that 5G would launch commercially in select cities in “the first half” of 2019. That puts the ISP in competition with Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, which have all alrea…